Windham High Peak From Maplecrest
6.4 mile trip from the DEC parking lot in Maplecrest, NY.
Best Time to Hike:
Any time of day
Great views from Windham High Peak.
Great views from Burnt Knob.
Trail from WHP to Burnt Knob is poorly maintained.
A lot of Garder Snakes on Windham High Peak.
Garder snakes, birds, butterflies, and Barred Owls in the winter.
Mountain Lions (none)
Foot and Snowshoeing (cramp-ons useful on Burnt Knob).
Windham High Peak is the northernmost peak along the Escarpment Trail. It is also known as the "great northern viewpoint," for the spectacular view at the eastern end of the summit. From this vantage, on a clear day you can see the Adirondacks, Green Mountains, the Berkshires and the Taconics.